G&L Fullerton Deluxe S-500 Guitar, Hard-Rock Maple Neck and Fretboard, Cherryburst
The Fullerton Deluxe S•500 bundles some of the most time-honored option combinations from the G&L Option Order menu. All FD S-500s feature swamp ash, alder or western sugar pine bodies coated in finishes to showcase their beauty, with ideal pickguard pairings to set off the colors just right. That elegance continues up the neck with the G&L Vintage Tint Satin finish neck.
The G&L S•500™ debuted in 1982 as Leo’s own evolution of the traditional double-cutaway bolt-on axe, delivering innovations including the Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato and Magnetic Field Design™ single-coil pickups, each designed by Leo Fender† himself. These MFD™ pickups deliver a bright and sparkly top end and robust bottom end, all without losing midrange focus.
You’ll find plenty of punch in the MFD pickups, but what’s surprising is how glassy and detailed they become as you roll back the volume and bass controls, the latter a part of the S•500’s PTB™ (Passive Treble and Bass) system which functions on all three pickups. What’s more, the S•500 includes a mini-toggle switch to allow neck+bridge or all three pickups together. In a pinch, the neck+bridge combo does a convincing faux ASAT™ Special. Talk about versatile!
The S•500 features a Leo Fender-designed Dual-Fulcrum vibrato, a work of engineering art which allows bending up or down with unsurpassed stability, while offering a silky feel through its beefy aluminum vibrato arm. The S•500’s hard-rock maple neck features an easy-playing satin finish, while its 9.5” radius lets you bend notes deeply and its medium-jumbo nickel frets deliver silky playability.
Leo’s forward-looking spirit is clearly reflected in the S•500, a guitar he designed for players who share that spirit. If that’s sounds like you, you owe it to yourself to check out the S•500.
Founded by Leo Fender in 1980, G&L USA instruments continue to be made in the historic G&L facility on Fender Avenue in Fullerton, California, the Birthplace of Bolt-on™.
The G&L name, stylized G&L logo, distinctive “hook” headstock design, ASAT, Magnetic Field Design and MFD are registered trademarks or trademarks of G&L Musical Instruments / BBE Sound, Inc.
- CONSTRUCTION: bolt-on
- SCALE: 25 1/2"
- PICKUPS: Leo Fender†-designed G&L MFD™ single coils
- BODY WOOD: Pine
- NECK WOOD: Vintage Tint Satin Hard-Rock Maple with Maple fingerboard
- NECK PROFILE: G&L MCNK with 9.5" radius and 1 11/16" nut-width
- NUT: 100% natural bone
- FRETS: 22 medium jumbo, nickel
- TUNING KEYS: 12:1 ratio, sealed-back
- BRIDGE: Leo Fender-designed G&L Dual-Fulcrum™ vibrato with forged brass saddles
- CONTROLS: 5-position pickup selector, volume, treble, bass (PTB™ system), mini-toggle switch enabling additional pickup combinations of neck+bridge or all three pickups together.
- CASE: G&L deluxe gig bag
- Instrument Weight: 8.8 lbs
- Serial #: CLF2108171
Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for G&L. This Fullerton Deluxe S-500 is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.
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